Paragon Brewing is your Coeur d’Alene neighborhood pub with a British-inspired menu featuring favorites like boxty pie, scotch eggs, and fish & chips. The ambiance is cozy and relaxed. For a brewery, they are surprisingly very kid-friendly. They have a small area in the back with a chalkboard wall dedicated for kids to draw and televisions throughout to entertain the adults.
If you caught my Instagram story, you saw that I had a solo date night at Paragon Brewing. I’m not one to typically eat alone so this was a big step for my independence. I’d like to report that the staff at Paragon Brewing made me feel comfortable, entertained, and happy (because they fed me so well).
First order of business, make sure you start with the Scotch Eggs. These are a staple item at Paragon Brewing. This is a great entrée to split with two or four people. There are two eggs total, but they are cut in half so there are four pieces. But do note, you’ll want more than one half. The Scotch eggs are served with Colman’s mustard vinaigrette and this is what really makes this dish “wow”. Another appetizer I’d highly recommend is the Onion Rings. I’m not usually a fan of onion rings but these were to-die-for. They are beer battered and the batter is thickkkk. They come with a green peppercorn aioli dipping sauce, but I preferred them with regular old ketchup. The serving size is large, so there is plenty to share with a group.
I was going to skip the salad, but I’m so glad my waiter strongly recommended I try one. I wiped the Marinated Feta Salad plate clean. It was perfectly light with a slab of cooked feta on top. The feta was bold and the presentation creative. Speaking of creative presentation… I had to order the pork chop after I saw a picture of it. It comes out stabbed with skewers and loaded with braised brussels sprouts. This Pork Chop was porkfection! It was beer brined and lightly breaded, served with pear butter and barley risotto. I try to always get a new dish when I visit a restaurant more than once, but it would be very difficult to come back to Paragon Brewing and not order this Pork Chop. I can still taste it… and now I’m drooling on my keyboard. Great.
They also serve Fish & Chips, Boxty Pie, Beer Mac-N-Cheese, with new weekly Chef Specials. Like I said, Paragon Brewing is super family friendly with a great kids menu including chicken strips, grilled cheese, chicken sliders, pasta, fish and chips, etc. Don’t be afraid to bring the kids and enjoy a nice night out in Coeur d’Alene.
The Brewery: “Having been given the opportunity to expand on a great pub built by Emmit Sullivan, we offer great, casual food at affordable prices. We will be constructing a 2000 sq ft brewing facility on site with an anticipated capacity of 1000 bbls per year. Until then enjoy some of the best craft beer the northwest has to offer alongside Paragon Brewing originals as they become available.”
Monday- Saturday 11-10 – Kitchen closes at 9
Paragon Brewing (5785 N Government Way Coeur d’Alene, ID // 208.772.9292)